Loraine Koch, of Mora, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. She was 95 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the St. Paul Lutheran Chruch of Ogilvie with Rev. Marc Freiberg officiating.
VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the Borgholm Cemetery of Bock.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Loraine Mildred Koch was born in Milaca, Minnesota on October 27, 1916 to Thekla (Ortengren) and Joseph Smith. A few years later the family moved to Bock, Minnesota, and then to South Fork township, where she attended school. She was baptized and confirmed on October 12, 1930 by Pastor H.E. Seiving at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ogilvie, Minnesota. She remained a member of St. Paul until the time of her death.
After her school days she worked in St. Paul, Minnesota until November 1939. On December 21, 1940 she was united in marriage to Carl Koch at St. Paul Lutheran Church by Pastor H.E. Seiving. They had two children; Richard and Karleen.
She was an active member of St. Paul’s Ladies Aid for 55 years; she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, was a helper with the children’s choir, and was a member of the senior choir. She was a member of the Ogilvie VFW Women’s Auxiliary, a member of Ogilvie Fire Flies, and worked on the Commission of Aging for Ogilvie and Mora until she had to resign in 1985 because of her husband’s illness.
After her husband passed away, she moved to Pine Crest apartment in Mora. She volunteered for some years at the Mora Senior Dining Sight. She had many dear friends at Pine Crest; loved playing cards and joined in all the activities there. She remained at Pine Crest until 2009 when she moved to the Villages of Mora and later to St. Clare Living Community.
Loraine was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; daughter, Karleen Ringey; mother, Thekla Herren; stepfather, John Herren; three brothers: Leonard, Kenneth and Arthur Smith; three stepsisters: Ione Krinke, Blanche Gadola, Edna Schmidkunz; two stepbrothers, Al and Vern Herren; daughter-in-law, Barbara Koch.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Katherine Koch of Mora; son-in-law Kenneth Ringey of Blaine; grandchildren: Wade Koch, Angela Bartels, Chad Koch, Kevin Ringey, Karla Rud; sixteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; cousin, Richard Ortengren of Florida; several nieces, nephews; other friends and relatives.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ogilvie with Rev. Marc Freiberg officiating. Music was provided by Deb Menze. Casket Bearers were Wade Koch, Angela Bartels, Chad Koch, Kevin Ringey, and Karla Rud. Interment was in the Borgholm Cemetery in Bock, Minnesota.